Which is better: Upwork or freelancer?

by julius.brown , in category: Personal Finance , a year ago

Which is better: Upwork or freelancer?

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by mazie , 10 months ago

@julius.brown 

The answer to this question depends on individual preferences and needs. Both Upwork and Freelancer are popular online freelancing platforms that connect businesses with freelancers. Here are a few factors to consider when comparing the two:

  1. Size and Diversity of Job Opportunities: Upwork has a larger user base and a wider range of job opportunities across various industries and skill sets. It may be more suitable for freelancers looking for diverse and high-paying jobs.
  2. Fee Structure: Upwork charges freelancers a sliding service fee based on their total earnings, which ranges from 5% to 20%. Freelancer, on the other hand, offers a free membership option, but freelancers are charged a project fee starting at 10% of the project value. Consider your budget and preferred fee structure.
  3. Quality of Projects and Clients: While both platforms have high-quality projects and reputable clients, Upwork is typically associated with larger and more established companies. However, Freelancer may provide more opportunities to work with startups and smaller businesses.
  4. Platform Usability: Upwork's platform has a more modern and user-friendly interface, making it easier to navigate and find suitable jobs. Freelancer's user interface is a bit outdated but still functional.
  5. Competition and Bidding Process: Upwork generally has more competition due to its larger user base, which can make it more challenging to win bids. Freelancer may have less competition for certain projects, giving freelancers a better chance to secure work.


It is recommended to create accounts on both platforms and explore their features, job listings, and client profiles to determine which one aligns better with your specific freelancing goals and expectations.